A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT WAR, TRAUMA, AND SURFING.
Directed by Josh Izenberg and Wynn Padula
Produced by Scott Stillman
Cinematography by Owen Bissell and Wynn Padula
Edited by Traci Loth
Watch Official Trailer Here
Struggling with trauma and depression after his military service, Iraq war veteran Bobby Lane wanted to cross surfing off his bucket list before taking his life.
Resurface tells Bobby’s story and explores the question: How can surfing change the lives of military veterans? More and more research has demonstrated the healing effects of surfing on the brain and body. Organizations like the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, Operation Surf and Surf Action are now acting on this research, turning to ocean therapy to help active duty Marines and vets cope with physical and mental trauma.
Resurface focuses on these vets and how surfing and the ocean are helping them heal.
JOIN OUR TEAM!!
Join us on January 16th at Coastal Peaks Coffee’s new location for Amazing Surf Adventures’ volunteer mixer! If you want to learn more about getting involved with our organization, join a committee or just see how you can help us help others, come on by! There will be coffee and snacks and lots of fellowship. Make sure to bring a friend as well! Aloha and see you there!
Our next Stoked 2 Surf camp will be held from June 10th through the 12th, 2016, in Avila Beach. If you would like to volunteer or have a child who has been affected by cancer, please contact us using the links above.
We are currently raising funds for this 3 day camp and are always looking for community sponsors.
Our 3 day program starts with a meet-n-greet BBQ and two full days of surfing and fun. Each program hosts up to 15 children. S2S has a fantastic variety of fun activities that include exploring hidden caves only accessible by epic paddle adventures; jumping off a reef into the big blue; learning about Avila’s great tide pools; and seeing the magnificent sea creatures. Surf days begin with stretching, dry-land surfing basics, morning surf session, lunch with “circle talk” (ocean education or free talk) and an afternoon surf session (or activity depending on tide). With a fun graduation on the last day for all family members, S2S creates lasting memories, new friendships and provides much needed relief to the entire family. Meals, equipment and surf instruction will be provided. There is no cost to the child or family.
This program is for children in San Luis Obispo County that have survived, currently have, or have a family member affected by cancer. The Stoked to Surf team includes highly qualified surf instructors, volunteers from the cancer community, a licensed therapist and several partnered organizations dedicated to the success of this program.
We invite you to be a part of this Amazing Surf Adventure.
Amazing Surf Adventures is excited to announce Operation Surf Santa Cruz 2015, April 21st through 27th.
This event is held in support of the men and women whom have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Severely wounded active duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. military who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will take part in an epic life-changing experience at beaches across the Central Coast. Through the healing power of the ocean and surfing, these wounded heroes to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their life’s potential.
For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their early recovery. At previous Operation Surf Santa Cruz events, the wounded heroes have been astounded at the outpouring of love and appreciation from the Santa Cruz community and its many volunteers. Several opportunities exist for community involvement
The help of our local community members is what makes this entire event possible.
When our wounded heroes arrive at the airport to hundreds of supporters waving American flags and holding signs thanking them for their service, it sets the tone for the entire week. Volunteers at the beach, in the water and at other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause. Click the volunteer link above if you would like to help out!
Come see us at any one or all of our upcoming Operation Surf Santa Cruz fundraisers:
- March 19 – 5pm to 9pm – PONO HAWAIIAN GRILL
- March 25 – 5pm to 9pm – OLITAS CANTINA & GRILLE
- April 1 – 7:30pm – SAN JOSE SHARKS VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE
- April 16 – RIO THEATRE – Surf Flick Night
- April 19 – 9am to noon at Capitola Main Beach – WATER WARRIOR CHALLENGE!
Event Dates and Schedule:
- April 21 – TROOP ARRIVAL at DREAM INN – All welcome!
- April 22 – OPENING CEREMONIES at COWELL’S – 11:00 am – All welcome!
- April 22-24 – Surfing at COWELL’S
- April 25-26 – Surfing in CAPITOLA
QUESTIONS: Contact OSSC: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Billabong Camps headed up to Pismo Beach Labor Day weekend to team up Operation Comfort to put on one incredible surf clinic. Operation Comfort is an organization that brings surfing and other adaptive sports to wounded veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. Many of these vets are missing limbs from explosions and gun fire, others badly burned, and many suffering from some sort of post-traumatic stress.”
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